EPA Lead Based Paint Classes
The Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule is a federal regulatory program affecting anyone who disturbs painted surfaces where lead may be present. Any contractor, including renovators, electrician, HVAC specialists, plumbers, painters and maintenance staff, who disrupts more than six square feet of lead paint in pre-1978 homes, schools, day care centers and other places where children spend time must be Lead-Safe Certified. Without certification and by not following approved practices, a contractor can face tens of thousands of dollars in fines and put their company at risk of potential lawsuits.
The initial RRP certificate is valid for five years. A company must submit an application to certify the firm for five years. EPA Lead-Certified individuals must complete an RRP Refresher course BEFORE THEIR CERTIFICATION EXPIRES to remain in compliance. Companies must also be recertified. To attend Refresher courses, you must provide proof of initial training before admission (copy of your initial certificate).
AGC Of Western Kentucky is an EPA-Accredited Training Provider for Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Renovation Worker Certification Training. Classes are held at AGC of Western Kentucky, 2201 McCracken Blvd., Paducah, KY.
INITIAL class - $250/person
REFRESHER class - $125/person
Minimum class size of 5 participants in any class.
EPA - Lead
National Lead Information Center (NLIC) 800/424-LEAD (5323)